Synonyms: Rudbeckia hirta, Rudbeckia mollis, Rudbeckia nitida, Rudbeckia fulgida graminifolia, Rudbeckia laciniata, Rudbeckia auriculata, Rudbeckia triloba
Wildflower garden. All the species listed should grow well in garden settings. They are all grown for their showy flowers (most are yellow, though we do have one with small dark red ray flowers).
Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative for R. hirtas, R. mohrii and R. mollis
Attracts butterflies, bees and wasps. Small seed-eating birds pick out the seeds from the mature flower heads.
Sandhills, bogs, roadsides, ruderal.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Multiple species are native to Florida. Please choose those that are consistent with your area.